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What Do You Mean, “What’s a ruler?”?

What Do You Mean, “What’s a ruler?”?

I’m closing in on four million air miles. I began counting from my first plane trip as an exchange student in 1963. Right into my professional career, I would open an atlas, use a ruler, calculate the inches and then use the scale to convert the trip into miles. Then in the early 90s, I simply used a computer distance calculator to do that work.

But I do miss the calculations and looking at the map and appreciating the distances. I continue to drive one of the only seven-speed, manual shift sports cars in existence, which is now being phased out (Corvette ZO6). I read a conventional, physical newspaper which I can fold and tear things out of, not an electronic version of the paper.

No, I don’t use a rotary phone, I use the latest iPhone, and I’m quite technology-literate. But sometimes you need the “feel” of things.

No one calls me “old fashioned.” The usually call me “successful.”

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Alan Weiss is a consultant, speaker, and author of over 60 books. His consulting firm, Summit Consulting Group, Inc., has attracted clients from over 500 leading organizations around the world.

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